don't forget the 2 radius arms that go from the out side edges of the front axle that come back and tie into the bell housing.
Thanks, Derick. I'm holding off on the "wishbone" until the engine is in permanently as the rear attaches to the bottom just in front of the bell housing. I've trimmed the old, molded in drag link and tie rod off it, but still need to paint.
Joe, after all the research, I'm starting to appreciate the magic of the Model-T more and more myself. It's a pretty unique car with tons of character.
Here's the latest update on the build.
This is a shot of the 1:1 muffler with the unusual outlet.
The kit supplied part had a short tailpipe extending from the rear of the muffler. Here's my scratch built replacement.
another angle showing the riveted seam.
Here's a shot of the kit supplied steering column; somewhat of a blob part.
my scratch built upgrade
The column consists of an aluminum tube with a brass steering shaft inside. At the bottom, the pitman arm is soldered to the end of the brass shaft. At the top, a short section of brass tube is soldered to the shaft. With parts soldered on both ends, the shaft is captured in the aluminum tube, but turns freely. Throttle and spark control rods and levers are .020" brass rod held in position by a brass spacer at the lower end, and a styrene block at the steering wheel end. Once the aluminum tube column is glued in place, the steering wheel will be attached to the top end and will operate the pitman arm below the steering box.